Several female teachers were arrested in one of our local schools for having sexual relationships with several male students and the newspaper posted an article that garnered many a response that has made me so irate I seriously think I need a xanax.
Grown men commented that these boys who got to bang their teachers were not victims, but should be lucky. They also went on to say that they wished they too, got to bang one of their teachers when they were in high school and HOLY SHIT…what the fuck?
A 16 year old boy who has sexual relations with a 26 year old teacher is not, in fact, lucky. He is a victim. She is a rapist. And he was manipulated and assaulted.
Why is this so hard to comprehend? Why is it gross if a male teacher rapes an underage girl but somehow brag worthy if a teenage boy gets to have sex with his female teacher?
In case you were wondering the same thing…let me break it down for you.
People don’t know the first fucking thing about rape culture. TV shows like SVU and books like Fifty Shades of Gray have mind fucked us into this weird stepford wife form of submission.
Rape happens to other people. Rape is ugly dudes in ski masks in the park. Rape is slutty looking chicks in high heels who were asking for it. Rape is okay if he uses expensive hang cuffs and fits nice and neatly into one or two chapters. Rape is gross and not your fucking problem because you would never put yourself in that type of situation.
Newsflash, mother fuckers. Rape is happening right now. Oh wait..and again…right now.
And it’s not happening to other people. It’s in your family, it’s in your circle of friends, it’s in your neighborhood, it’s in the fucking PTA. It’s shopping in the mall, it’s at a bar having a few drinks, it’s on a first date at the movies.
It’s everywhere. And It’s not cute. There’s nothing LUCKY about anyone that gets assaulted. And it never gets tied up and solved in one 60 minute television episode.
It’s disgusting and it doesn’t get washed away with soap and water and if anyone thinks a young boy getting raped by his favorite female teacher is somehow a badge of honor instead of a mother fucking crime then this world is more fucking doomed than anyone of us could have ever imagined.
Ignorance is contagious and it’s spreading faster than the ebola ever could.